The Cavaliers spent most of this season deftly avoiding injuries, but they’re piling up now at the worst possible time.
Rookie Sergey Karasev is the latest to join the injured ranks, pushing the total to six wounded players (Kyrie Irving, Luol Deng, C.J. Miles, Anthony Bennett, Carrick Felix, Karasev). Now they’ll have a roster decision to make after tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shane Edwards’ 10-day contract expires on Friday. The Cavs are looking at Edwards, Seth Curry and a third unknown player, a league source said. One of the three will be signed prior to Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets. Who they choose will depend heavily on the injury situation after tonight.
Deng and Miles have already been ruled out for the game against the Thunder.
Curry is the biggest name because his brother, Steph, is an All-Star guard with the Golden State Warriors. His father, Dell, also played one season with the Cavs. Seth Curry went undrafted out of Duke last summer and has played the majority of the season in the Development League, although he spent two weeks with the Memphis Grizzlies.